Following lengthy talks with the Company, the RMT and Thales have finally reached agreement on pay and we understand that the back pay & increase will be paid in the next available pay run.
During the talks, we carried out a referendum among our members that showed a majority to accept the final pay offer by a small majority of approximately 55% to 45%.
We therefore went back to management and spent further efforts into tightening up the wording for the Inflation Protection element of the pay offer.
Our members will be aware that these talks have gone on far too long. However, given that the initial Thales offer was zero percent, it has taken many months of talks to achieve a good pay offer given the relative position that we started the talks in.
Our members will also receive a further 2% Pay increase for 2018 from January and we would like to thank them for their patience and support that they have given us over this period.